StudentTECH Junior:  Earth Science and Engineering for Upper Elementary School Students!

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StudentTECH Junior: Earth Science and Engineering for Upper Elementary School Students!

Monday 07/24/2017 - Friday 07/28/2017

Class meets at the University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Dr.
from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm.

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Course Description

California occasionally erupts into flames and we have to understand the challenges. Wildfires and roads may not seem to be related but fighting wildfires is dependent on getting access to backcountry areas. The roads that firefighters use in natural areas are often just made of dirt. That is a problem because dirt roads unless they are engineered correctly tend to wash out during heavy rainstorms.


Road building is an art based on science and engineering skills. Students in this course will learn about dirt, soil, and sediment: how soil forms and its composition (weatheriing and organics); how it moves (erosion); and where it settles (deposition). They will learn about slope, watershed, and drainage and the importance of native vegetation for erosion control.

Course fee: $265.00.  All StudentTECH Junior courses include a StudentTECH Junior t-shirt in Youth size medium and Large. Don't forget to indicate your t-shirt size during registration.

PLEASE NOTE: StudentTECH Junior class hours are 9:00am- 2:30pm. Parents signing up additional siblings for classes sixth grade and up may drop off your StudentTECH Junior student at the earlier drop off time. You may also pick up your StudentTECH Junior student at the later pick up time. Just let us know!

Registration is open until course is filled. Space is limited.

If you have any questions regarding this workshop or the application process, please contact Ange Mason via phone at (858) 534-5064 or email at

Spaces remaining: 3 including 3 wait list spots

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